Thursday, March 9, 2006

Wyoming Theater Performer Tells Tale Of Methback Mountain

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you thought the Wyoming love story Brokeback Mountain was sad, a theater production company has a sadder one – the crystal meth epidemic sweeping through the state.

That’s according to Mara McEwin, co-founder of the dance and theater group, Treehouse Shakers.

She and co-founder Emily Bunning are both natives of Kissing Rock, Wyoming, and were recently back home performing their new play Coyote’s Dance – based on five Native American tales of the coyote.

McEwin, who lives in New York now, describes the currently methed-out state of Wyoming as a “sparse lifestyle” that’s “all mountain” and a “big sky that goes on forever.”

She says it’s still beautiful, but it’s really sad to see crystal meth tearing apart her home state and high school students who’ve lost their teeth because of the drug.

Despite its problems, she still calls Wyoming her “favorite place.”

Coyote’s Dance will open in New York on April 1.

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